Our verse for today comes from Genesis 2:1, ” Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. “
I want you to know that whatever you have ahead of you, you can get through it. No matter how numerous the tasks or how difficult it looks, you can make it. It has been one of those weeks for me and my family. I won’t bore you with the details, but each day has had its own challenges. Chances are that your week has had a few of those days, too. And here we are at a Friday. Hopefully the weekend brings an opportunity to relax and enjoy and get refreshed from the battles that came your way. But regardless, you can meet what awaits you. And I say this because I know how much God can accomplish in a week. In fact, if you look at just one day, particularly one of the first six days of earth, you can see God’s power on full display. Consider day six. This day might be the origin of the phrase, ” Save the best for last, ” as this is when God wrapped up His creation with the making of mankind in His own image. The women may declare the very best was saved for the very last as Eve was made after Adam, but we’ll leave that for you husbands and wives to debate.
But God, after having created the earth and the heavens, space and the sun and stars, and everything that existed, completed His work by creating the land animals and then making Adam. But then God had a setback of sorts. Not in a sense of failure or mistake, but He did then say that it was not good for man to be alone. So he had to operate on His son, and take a part of him out and make a helper for him. It was His first act of making something from something else, rather than from nothing, and it pleased Adam greatly and completed the work of God. His long week was done. He had used a lot of energy, began new relationships with people, gave a stern warning about a certain tree, and created time, which would ultimately point to and through the cross. But His Sabbath came. And yours will, too. He will carry you through. He hasn’t gotten weaker or older or even lost a single step. And all of Him is available to you. I know you already know it. Just take a minute to remind yourself of it.
As we seek Him today, ask God to give you the strength required for today. Ask Him for the joy that can be yours as well. Thank Him for the beginning, the middle, and eventually the end.